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Old 03-31-2010, 04:06 AM   #1
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Warner Bros hiring student to spy on pirates

The Guardian had this article yesterday.
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TorrentFreak has invited its readers to apply for the internship and spy on the spies.

Be quick! Applications close tomorrow, 31 March.
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Old 03-31-2010, 06:52 AM   #2
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Old 03-31-2010, 09:36 AM   #3
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Gee, maybe they should hire a lawyer. Lots and lots of lawyers to gather evidence for lawsuits.

After all, they lose so much money, it would pay for itself, right....
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Old 03-31-2010, 09:46 AM   #4
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All news items in this style are suspect right now... Especially with an ending date of March 31st...
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Old 03-31-2010, 10:46 AM   #5
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thats funny
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Old 03-31-2010, 08:24 PM   #6
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Besides monitoring internet forums and private BitTorrent sites, the student will be expected to make "trap" purchases of illegal material, to issue copyright infringement notices, and even to develop automated bots that will scan for pirated files.
There's a problem with that part:
If the purchases are authorized by the copyright holder, there's no infringement.
If they're not, the kid is also guilty of copyright infringement.

This was one of the problems in trying to track torrent use--if the downloader is authorized by the RIAA, he can't prove illegal filesharing, because he hasn't received any unauthorized copies--if the filesharers only give copies to people authorized by the RIAA to receive them, no laws have been broken. (If he's not authorized, then he's as guilty as the person they sent him to go find. No agent is going to work under those conditions.)

In order to prove violation of copyright, they have to find an *unauthorized* person receiving the copies.
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Old 03-31-2010, 08:53 PM   #7
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It would be the first time corporations have broken the law in their pursuit of copyright infringers.

In the past they have used viruses, packet sniffing internet data, trojans, hackers denial of service attacks to go after the people they don't like. Difference is they get away with breaking the law!
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Old 03-31-2010, 09:12 PM   #8
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This is about to get all Donnie Brasco 2 on us.
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Old 03-31-2010, 10:20 PM   #9
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and if they can't find any evidence they can just make some up
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